Airborne Wind Energy

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ISBN: 978-3-642-39964-0 (Print) 978-3-642-39965-7 (Online)

Table of contents (35 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-22

      Airborne Wind Energy: Basic Concepts and Physical Foundations

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      Pages 23-45

      Traction Power Generation with Tethered Wings

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      Pages 47-64

      Pumping Cycle Kite Power

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      Pages 65-79

      Efficiency of Traction Power Conversion Based on Crosswind Motion

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      Pages 81-94

      An Introduction to Meteorology for Airborne Wind Energy

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      Pages 95-116

      Kites: Pioneers of Atmospheric Research

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      Pages 117-137

      Financing Strategies for Airborne Wind Energy

  3. System Modeling, Optimization and Control

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139

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      Pages 141-165

      Theory and Experimental Validation of a Simple Comprehensible Model of Tethered Kite Dynamics Used for Controller Design

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      Pages 167-180

      On Modeling, Filtering and Automatic Control of Flexible Tethered Wings for Airborne Wind Energy

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      Pages 181-203

      Modeling of Airborne Wind Energy Systems in Natural Coordinates

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      Pages 205-218

      Numerical Trajectory Optimization for Airborne Wind Energy Systems Described by High Fidelity Aircraft Models

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      Pages 219-233

      Model Predictive Control of Rigid-Airfoil Airborne Wind Energy Systems

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      Pages 235-247

      Airborne Wind Energy Conversion Systems with Ultra High Speed Mechanical Power Transfer

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      Pages 249-269

      Model-Based Efficiency Analysis of Wind Power Conversion by a Pumping Kite Power System

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      Pages 271-284

      Economics of Pumping Kite Generators

  4. Analysis of Flexible Kite Dynamics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 285-285

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      Pages 287-305

      Aeroelastic Simulation of Flexible Membrane Wings based on Multibody System Dynamics

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      Pages 307-323

      Nonlinear Aeroelasticity, Flight Dynamics and Control of a Flexible Membrane Traction Kite

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      Pages 325-338

      Simulation Based Wing Design for Kite Power

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      Pages 339-355

      Estimation of the Lift-to-Drag Ratio Using the Lifting Line Method: Application to a Leading Edge Inflatable Kite

  5. Implemented Concepts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 357-357

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      Pages 359-372

      Application of an Automated Kite System for Ship Propulsion and Power Generation

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